Benjamin Berta takes the lead in the standings with first win of the season

Drexler Formula Cup - Imola (ITA)

For Benjamin Berta (Franz Wöss Racing) the journey to Imola was worthwhile. The Hungarian took his first win of the season in the first race on the 4.909 kilometre Imola Circuit. He was already in great form in qualifying and took pole position by 0.069 seconds ahead of Francesco Galli (G Motorsport). Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) made it onto the second row of the grid alongside Victor Smialek (Franz Wöss Racing), although the Swiss driver was beaten by 0.553 seconds.

Read more: Benjamin Berta takes the lead in the standings with first win of the season

Francesco Galli remains the hunted

Drexler Formula Cup - Imola (ITA)

The Autodromo "Enzo e Dino Ferrari" will host the third round of the Drexler Formula Cup next weekend (31 May - 2 June 2024). In cooperation with the Zinox F2000 Trophy, the Drexler Formula Cup will once again race in Italy after the season opener in Vallelunga and the race at the Red Bull Ring. The next round of the Italian championship will be held in Imola and the racing programme is accordingly outstanding. The Porsche Carrera Cup Italia, the Mini Challenge, the Italian Formula 4 Championship and the Italian GT3 Championship will be competing on the Formula 1 track at the ACI Racing Weekend. After the first two races of the season, Imola will once again host a bumper field of over 30 formula cars in the Drexler Formula Cup. "There is a lot of interest from the teams for Imola every season. We were able to present great fields at the end of April in Vallelunga and a fortnight ago in Spielberg and therefore had a very good start to the season," says coordinator Franz Wöss.

Read more: Francesco Galli remains the hunted

Francesco Gali and Sandro Zeller win in Spielberg

Drexler Formula Cup - Red Bull Ring (AUT)

Francesco Galli (G Motorsport) seems to be developing into a high-flyer in the new Drexler Formula Cup season. Galli won the first race at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday afternoon, beating his closest rival Benjamin Berta (Franz Wöss Racing) by 0.537 seconds. The Hungarian had secured pole position in qualifying with a 1:25.424 minutes. However, the starting duel went in favour of Francesco Galli, who made no mistakes during the 17-lap race and drove with great concentration to his third win of the season. Benjamin Berta followed the Italian several times in the slipstream and sat next to him. But Galli countered successfully in every situation. The duel continued on lap ten after a safety car period. Berta was unable to gain an advantage. This was also the case on the penultimate lap, when the leading duo closed in on the slower cars and overtaking manoeuvres took place, but Galli kept a cool head.

Read more: Francesco Gali and Sandro Zeller win in Spielberg

Full house in Styria

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Red Bull Ring (AUT)

Next weekend (17-19 May), the Drexler Formula Cup will be in Styria for its second round. The circuit trophy at the Red Bull Ring has been one of the highlights of the season for many years and fans will get a foretaste of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix. A total of fourteen races are on the programme. Both the Styrian grandstand and the paddock are freely accessible. The Grand Prix circuit in the Alps is not only about scoring points in the Drexler Formula Cup, the Austrian National Racing Car Championship and the FIA CEZ, the drivers of the ZINOX F 2000 Trophy are also competing for championship points. "We are expecting around 36 formula cars and drivers from eleven nations. There is a lot of interest and we can present the spectators with a very strong international field. After the season opener in Vallelunga, more drivers will start the season," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The Schwarzenberg Drexler Cup coordinator and team boss is really looking forward to the home race in the Alps with the picturesque backdrop of the Red Bull Ring.

Read more: Full house in Styria

nach oben